No Horsing Around

Salter, fellow rider to vie for world titles

Kris Lovett and her horse Natural Ironess and Tara Salter and Cruzin’ for Chocolate will compete in the AQYHA World Championship Aug. 1-9 in Oklahoma City, Okla. What do Tara Salter, 18 and Kris Lovett, 19 have in common? They both qualified for the Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQYHA) World Championship. The two girls will compete with their […]

Run-off to be held Aug. 5



Two races will be decided in the Democratic primary runoff election to be held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Locally, incumbent Tim Fields is facing opposition from challenger Robert Oglesby for the position of Jenkins County Sheriff. Fields polled 804 votes in the July 15 primary election, and Oglesby polled 822. A third candidate, Tony Taylor, received 469 votes. Since neither Fields […]

Faircloth is named city administrator



H. Lamar Faircloth, a native of Emanuel County, has been named the new City of Millen Administrator. Mr. Faircloth assumed the position July 21, working with interim city administrator Roland Stubbs to make the transitional period as smooth as possible. Prior to assuming the role of city administrator, Mr. Faircloth was division manager for the Department of Veterans Services in […]

County schools resume Aug. 4



The Jenkins County school system’s 2008-09 school year will officially open for students on Monday, Aug. 4, under the leadership of Jenkins County School Superintendent, Joan Blackwood. Ms. Blackwood administers the work of the school system under the direction of a five member board of education as follows: Carroll Gay, Chairman; Roderick Campbell, Vice Chairman; Roy Cook, Irene Drummer and […]

Vehicles collide on Highway 25



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Minimum wage increases to $6.55



On July 24, the federal minimum wage increased from $5.58 to $6.55 per hour. This amounts to a $28 a week raise for fulltime employees. Approximately 672,000 Georgians are expected to benefit from the three-step increase in the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour in 2007 to $7.25 per hour in July 2009, according to the Georgia Minimum Wage […]

Tabatha Bennett selected Jenkins County Teacher of the Year



Tabatha Bennett selected Jenkins County Teacher of the Year Tabatha Bennett, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School has been named system-wide “Teacher of the Year.” The full story appears in the Aug. 6 edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

County remains #1 in unemployment



County remains #1 in unemployment Jenkins County continued to hold the highest unemployment rate in the state for the months of May and June with a rate of 14.2 for both months. Read the details in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News. You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Adequate Yearly Progress



Adequate Yearly Progress Two of the county’s three schools met requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Read the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Millen News.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login or Subscribe now!

Help kids, teachers deal with bullies



At some point in life, everyone will be bullied. It will most likely happen at school. But these days, it can happen online, which can be worse. Bullying can include physical or emotional abuse, damage to a child’s property, spreading malicious rumors or forcing a child to do something he or she doesn’t want to do, says Sharon Gibson, a […]